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What are the Guides?
  • The Guides give teachers the background they need to make sense of regional and local geology in terms of a basic sequence of historical events and processes. This empowers teachers to bring local and regional geology into their curricula and facilitates inquiry-based teaching!
  • The Guides help teachers to meet national and state science standards by providing concrete examples of geologic processes that are closer to home than many classic textbook examples.
  • Explaining why geological features occur when and where they do is the most effective way of providing students with a tool to remember and predict the nature of local geology.
  • The Guides are "teacher-friendly"....they are written for teachers so they are non-technical, clear and easy to use.
  • The Guides are not a curriculum...they are a complement to your existing curriculum and a valuable teacher resource!

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